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=TeX (generally)=
 
=TeX (generally)=
We are currently using the 2007 TeX Live distribution of TeX and
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We use the TeX Live distribution of TeX and related files.  The version currently in use is the 2010 version, with some later changes (hence it
related files.  Soon we will transition to the 2010 version of TeX live—see the section below.
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identifies itself as "2011-dev").
 
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You can browse local documentation on TeX Live and its packages by going to either '''/local/depot/texlive-2010'''
You can browse local documentation on TeX Live and its packages by going to
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or '''/local/depot/4/texlive-2010''' (depending on where you are logged in).  Files of particular interest
http://math.berkeley.edu/~vojta/tex-doc .  Files of particular interest
 
 
to beginners include:
 
to beginners include:
 
* [http://mirrors.ctan.org/info/lshort/english/lshort-letter.pdf The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e]—an introduction to the LaTeX language
 
* [http://mirrors.ctan.org/info/lshort/english/lshort-letter.pdf The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e]—an introduction to the LaTeX language
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* [http://mirrors.ctan.org/info/symbols/comprehensive/symbols-letter.pdf Table of Mathematical Symbols]
 
* [http://mirrors.ctan.org/info/symbols/comprehensive/symbols-letter.pdf Table of Mathematical Symbols]
  
You can also see
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More good starting points for TeX and LaTeX information are:
[http://math.berkeley.edu/computing/help/TeX our old TeX help]
 
instead, but be warned that many of these documents refer to LaTeX 2.09
 
instead of LaTeX 2e, which is installed here and which has been the
 
"modern" version of LaTeX since 1993.
 
 
 
More good starting points for TeX and LaTeX information:
 
 
* [http://www.tug.org/ TeX Users Group Home Page] The best online information about TeX.  It indexes useful information if you don't know what TeX is, if you want to learn TeX and/or LaTeX, or if you've been using them for years.  In particular, see their web page on [http://www.tug.org/interest.html#doc help and documentation]. They also run one of the main sites of the [http://ctan.tug.org/ Comprehensive TeX Archive Network].
 
* [http://www.tug.org/ TeX Users Group Home Page] The best online information about TeX.  It indexes useful information if you don't know what TeX is, if you want to learn TeX and/or LaTeX, or if you've been using them for years.  In particular, see their web page on [http://www.tug.org/interest.html#doc help and documentation]. They also run one of the main sites of the [http://ctan.tug.org/ Comprehensive TeX Archive Network].
 
* [http://www.tug.org/texlive/ TeX Live Home Page].
 
* [http://www.tug.org/texlive/ TeX Live Home Page].
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* [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/TeX TeX]
 
* [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/TeX TeX]
 
* [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/TeX_for_the_Impatient TeX for the Impatient]
 
* [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/TeX_for_the_Impatient TeX for the Impatient]
 
==Transition to TeX Live 2010==
 
As of 28 March 2011, we are now using the 2010 version of TeX Live.  This version incorporates:
 
* fuller support for Unicode characters,
 
* preliminary support for the STIX font set developed by the AMS in collaboration with other major publishers,
 
* a newer version of LuaTeX (which combines a scripting language with TeX),
 
* numerous other updates to the standard programs.
 
 
Solaris machines will not be able to run TeX Live 2010, because support for Solaris is being phased out in the math department.
 
 
If you are having problems with the new version of TeX, you can go back to the old version by typing the command
 
set path = (/local/depot/4/texlive-2007/bin $path)
 
If you are using a thin client (or using the thin client server), then type the following instead:
 
set path = (/local/depot/texlive-2007/bin $path)
 
If this is the case, though, be sure to report the problem, since problems cannot be fixed if we don't know about them.
 
 
Please send any questions or concerns to [mailto:vojta@math.berkeley.edu Paul Vojta].
 
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==

Revision as of 22:17, 17 January 2012

TeX (generally)

We use the TeX Live distribution of TeX and related files. The version currently in use is the 2010 version, with some later changes (hence it identifies itself as "2011-dev"). You can browse local documentation on TeX Live and its packages by going to either /local/depot/texlive-2010 or /local/depot/4/texlive-2010 (depending on where you are logged in). Files of particular interest to beginners include:

More good starting points for TeX and LaTeX information are:

Some WikiBooks are also available for TeX:

Links

Links to special topics on TeX include:

Some Samples

Some TeX samples are available:

latex Writing a thesis in LaTeX (same as the above link)
latex Writing a letter or memo in LaTeX
tex and amstex latex A sample MetaPost document, with a label
tex and amstex latex A sample embedded MetaPost figure
tex amstex latex Using Ralph Smith's Formal Script (rsfs) fonts for nicer script characters
amstex latex Using Cyrillic text
amstex latex Using Cyrillic symbols
latex Using Romanian characters
amstex latex Bold Greek letters